Wale prefaced the release of “Lotus Flower Bomb” to the web with the note that it’s the first leak off his new album, Ambition, that’s off the physical CD. Hmm, so does that mean “Best Night Ever” is an iTunes bonus track then? If so, that’s fine, but it still deserves the single treatment. As for “Lotus Flower Bomb,” it’s pretty much destined for radio play, too. To go along with the silky, “Big Poppa”-esque beat, hit-machine Miguel provides a hook for yet another loverman joint from the Washington, D.C. rapper. His strong pipes are as impressive as ever and Wale sounds perfectly comfortable rapping mellowed-out bars to the ladies. Looks like he’s finally figured out how to craft a real hit.
You can stream the track below. Ambition drops Nov. 1.